stub (one's) toe

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stub (one's) toe

To forcefully and accidentally jam a single toe against a hard surface or object. I couldn't walk for nearly 10 minutes after stubbing my big toe. We're always stubbing our toes on this darn coffee table!
See also: stub, toe
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Raheem Sterling was unchallenged when he fell in the area after stubbing his toe and Hungarian referee Viktor Kassai remarkably awarded a penalty.
Mitchell left Oklahoma City's 116-108 win Game 1 on Sunday after stubbing his toe in the third quarter, and played sporadically the rest of the way.
The subject should be revisited at the end of April - but even then it will be touch and go if Wilshere (above) can make it through passport control without stubbing his toe on the baggage carousel.
It was based on the fact that Jasper Newton "Jack" Daniel, the founder of Jack Daniel's Tennessee whiskey, died after stubbing his toe on his safe early one morning.
It wasn't Liverpool being held up to compo-claiming ridicule here but, it seemed, a Liverpool company - although the subject obviously isn't clear-cut; some claims are patently deserving of attention, while others are laughable - such as that involving the 13-year-old lad in Kent who was awarded more than pounds 2,000 after stubbing his toe on a school playground.
A DAD died in a freak accident after stubbing his toe on living coral on holiday in Florida.
Bizarrely he appeared to sustain the injury that is likely to keep him out for at least a month by stubbing his toe on the ground.
TEC manager Neil Manser's father Robert lost parts of his feet to MRSA after stubbing his toe in a hospital ward and suffers constant agony.
Goalkeeper Fabien Barthez will have a foot problem assessed after stubbing his toe at Newcastle.
Goalkeeper Fabien Barthez will have a foot problem assessed today after stubbing his toe at Newcastle.